In his new video for “Baby by Me,” which premiered Monday (November 2), [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] meets an around-the-way Kelly Rowland and woos the singer, leading a life in suburban bliss before he realizes it’s all make-believe.
“This video is great,” 50 told MTV News during the filming of the clip. “Chris Robinson came up with a great treatment for it. It’s obvious I wasn’t in a hurry to make the music video until I found the right treatment, the right idea, to bring it to life.”
The visuals start off with 50 meeting Rowland, the video’s leading lady, in the street, and the two hit it off. Soon, 50 is in a snazzy suit and coming home from his 9-to-5 to the ex-Destiny’s Child singer and his three kids. The pair even share a steamy bedroom scene.
But after all the promises 50 raps about on the song, he soon discovers he was actually daydreaming. Rowland is a taken woman, and the kids are hers by another man. A high-price car then pulls up to whisk 50 away, echoing the song’s refrain: “Have a baby by me, baby, be a millionaire.”
The video was shot between New York and Los Angeles and also features [artist id="2002414"]Ne-Yo[/artist], who sings the tune’s chorus. His part was filmed in the Big Apple, and 50 shot his scenes out on the West Coast.
Rowland was recruited for the video after 50 ran into her at the Los Premios MTV awards in Los Angeles. The rapper approached the singer about the role, and hours later, she was on set ready to go.